Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver

Rick Jaffa and Amanda Silver are American screenwriters and film producers. They are husband and wife.
They are best known for having written and co-produced the 2011 science-fiction film Rise of the Planet of the Apes, a commercially and critically successful reboot of the Planet of the Apes franchise for which they were nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Writing. They were also co-writers/producers of its 2014 sequel Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and produced the third installment, War for the Planet of the Apes, in 2017.
They co-wrote Jurassic World and the screen story of In the Heart of the Sea, both 2015 films. In 2013, they were announced to be the co-writers of James Cameron's Avatar 2, planned for 2021.

Private lives

Born to a Jewish family, Silver is the sister of actor Michael B. Silver, and the granddaughter of screenwriter and producer Sidney Buchman. In 2015, she was named one of the "Most Influential Women In Hollywood" by Elle Magazine. Jaffa was raised Christian but had a Jewish great-grandfather and attends the post-denominational Jewish congregation IKAR with his wife. The couple have been married for 30 years.